Omaha Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on December 19, 2014, United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Mark A. Swift of Omaha, Nebraska, to ten years of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison Swift will begin a 10 year term of supervised release.
On March 7, 2014 members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force served a search warrant looking for child pornography at Swift’s residence in South Omaha. Swift was in possession of seventy-five (75) videos of children, many prepubescent, engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Swift, a registered sex offender, was previously convicted in Florida for Lascivious Battery of a Child Over 12 years of age.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.